When our emotions and circumstances scream louder than our faith, when our fears become the ruling power in our trial and we’re at the end of our rope, we find ourselves praying a similar prayer: “Father, help my unbelief! Give me the faith to know that You are all You say You are, and that nothing is impossible for You. Help me to see You right here in my circumstance.”
When we practice going to our heavenly Father in every situation (with our hearts filled with gratitude for the generous love He has for us) something beautiful happens: Our countenance reflects the peace of God.
What’s keeping you from leaning your whole personality (including everything that makes you do the things you do) on God? To help you answer these questions, it may help to ask yourself, “What is one habit or sinful behavior I’d like to stop?”
How do we hold on to our faith when someone we care about has cancer? When our parent, spouse, child or friend only has months to live, our faith takes a beating. We might wonder if God is willing to heal our loved one. Or if He’s able to sustain us as we watch their illness progress.
I have no doubt that the devil loves to get us thinking the worst-case scenario to keep us from confidently trusting God. He loves to make us forget that God is far greater and much more powerful than he (the devil) can ever be. Therefore, I meditate on scripture that reminds me about God’s love, mercy, power, ability, compassion, etc., etc., etc.!